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Director of Little Creek

Radcliffe Creek School is seeking a qualified center director to head Little Creek, an MSDE accredited preschool, prekindergarten and child care center for infants through school-age programs. All applicants must meet the Maryland State Department of Education licensing requirements for Director of an infant-school age program and at least three (3) years of administrative experience in a licensed program and/or school. Qualities needed- good communication skills (oral and written), good problem-solving skills, effective interpersonal and organizational skills. This job is full time, 12 months with benefits. 

 

Summary of Responsibilities:

 

Planning and Implementation

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive interview process for hiring the highest quality of staff.

  • Oversee and guide the development and implementation of daily lesson plans that are developmentally appropriate and MSDE approved to support children’s learning needs via the Little Creek’s multisensory, hands-on, theme-based learning standards.

  • Maintain credentialing requirements to ensure that Little Creek achieves a Level 5 rating in the MD EXCELS program and maintains MSDE Accreditation.

Communication

  • Establish a parent advisory group to discuss program needs and recommendations.

  • Develop a positive and convenient vehicle for communicating with parents and staff.

  • Maintain tour packets that are current and include marketing information.

  • Distribute monthly parenting articles and links for parents.

  • Develop monthly staff meetings that provide training and interactive learning opportunities.

  • Maintain the Kidreports that are used by staff for daily communication.

  • Maintain an understanding of the Staff and Parent Handbooks that outline policies and procedures.

 

Assessment

  • Guide and support staff in completing the required developmental screenings, portfolios, conference information and progress reports.

  • Collect staff and parent surveys annually to develop improvement goals and strategies.

  • Support staff in scheduling and conducting formal parent-teacher conferences regularly and on an as-needed basis during the year

 

Training and Supervision

  • Establish an orientation program for guiding new staff, college interns and volunteers as to policies and procedures for curriculum, licensing, health and safety and to maintain a positive learning and working environment for children and staff.

  • Establish a mentoring program for new staff by assigning experienced staff as mentors.

  • Model appropriate interactions with staff, children, and parents.

  • Establish a team environment where staff feels entitled to make informed decisions that support the total center success.

  • Guide, model and support positive interactions of staff members with children, parents, and other staff members.

 

Special Needs Consultation

  • Experience with special needs programs such as SEFEL to successfully confer with parents, staff, and learning support specialist, or speech and or occupational therapists concerning children with difficult or challenging behaviors or with speech/language or developmental delays.

  • Attend IEP meetings

Professional Development

  • Participate in the Maryland Child Care Credential Program at a minimum of a Level 4 with a goal of Level 6 Administrative.

  • Maintain certification in First Aid and Infant/Child CPR and all mandatory MSDE Courses

  • Ensure all staff complete the required annual training.

 

Required Qualifications/Expectations

  • Teaching degree in early childhood or related field.

  • Meet OCC licensing requirements for Center Director of ages infant-school age.

  • Administrative experience in a learning environment.

  • Striving for a Level 6 EXCELS Administrative credential.

  • Demonstrate an understand MSDE Office of Child Care licensing regulations.

  • Have teaching experience in an early childcare-school age development setting.

  • Effective and strong communication, problem-solving, and priority setting skills as well as maintaining an overall positive and professional attitude /disposition.

  • Proficient computer skills with the ability to operate PC and use Google Docs

  • Understand developmentally appropriate practices and curriculum standards.

  • Ability to make decisions on behalf of children and protect their well-being.

  • Must be able to maintain confidential information.

  • Have an understanding of the purpose to be scheduled to open and close on specific days throughout the week.

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

  • Must be a team player and be flexible.

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to info@radcliffecreekschool.org.

 

Infant Lead Teacher

Radcliffe Creek School is accepting applications for an Infant Lead Teacher. The Lead Teacher is responsible for co-teaching in all aspects of the Infant classroom operations, including planning and implementing a high-quality, developmentally-appropriate early childhood program; conducting assessments and developmental screening of the children; and training and supervising the Assistant Teachers and student interns working in the classroom. The Infant Teacher is responsible for communicating with and establishing partnerships with parents and serves as a positive, professional, and effective member of the Little Creek Staff and Preschool program. This job is full time, 12 months with benefits. We are looking for someone who is senior staff with Infants & Toddlers.
 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Planning and Implementation

  • Plan, develop and implement the daily lesson plan to support children

 as well as the Little Creek’s multisensory, hands-on, themed based learning.

  • Maintain  rating and credentialing rating to ensure that Little Creek achieves a Level 5 rating in the MD EXCELS program and Accreditation Program 

  • Prepare and maintain the classroom learning environment with varied and engaging activities.

 

  • Communication

  • Respond to parent inquiries concerning the progress of children

  • Provide frequent verbal and written feedback to parents about their child's learning 

  • Provide daily progress reports through e-mail or text messaging using the Kid’s Reports

  • Disseminate newsletters, calendars, weekly blurbs and other announcements using Kid’s Reports

  • Attend meetings with the director when needed, and attend staff meetings, orientations, training, and open houses

 

Assessment

  • Score and review ASQ developmental screenings

  • Conduct formal parent-teacher conferences on an as-needed basis during the year

  • Maintain portfolios, which include photos of the children participating in various activities, and  2-3 art samples per marking period  

 

Training and Supervision

  • Train and supervise the Assistant Teachers, interns, and volunteers on the policies and procedures for a safe and healthy learning environment for Infant and Toddlers

  •  Supervise the completion of daily tasks assigned

  • Supervise interactions of staff members with children, parents, and other staff members

 

Special Needs Consultation

  • Confer with the director, parents, staff, and learning support specialist, or speech and or occupational therapists concerning children with difficult or challenging behaviors or with speech/language or developmental delays

 

Professional Development

  • Participate in the Maryland Child Care Credential Program at a minimum of a Level 4

  • Maintain certification in First Aid and Infant/Child CPR and all mandatory MSDE Courses

 

Required Qualifications

  • Teaching experience in an early childcare and development setting

  • Effective and strong communication, problem-solving, and priority setting skills as well as maintaining an overall positive and professional attitude /disposition

  • Proficient computer skills with the ability to operate PC and use Google Docs

  • Ability to effectively plan, organize, and implement developmental activities

  • Ability to make decisions on behalf of children and protect their well-being

  • Must be able to manage confidential information

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds

  • Must be a team player, able to team teach and be flexible

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to info@radcliffecreekschool.org.

Substitute Teachers

Radcliffe Creek School is now accepting resumes for substitute teachers for kindergarten through eighth grade and Little Creek, our infant through pre-kindergarten program. If you are interested in substituting, please submit your resume and cover letter.

 

Beginning September 1st, 2019 our rates for substitutes will increase. Rates for substitute teachers are as follows:

  • Non-Degree or Associates Degree: $11/hour

  • Bachelors Degree: $13/hour

  • Masters or Teacher Certification: $15/hour

 

To qualify, all substitutes must have a high school diploma or higher education and are required to complete a background check. We are looking for talented professionals who enjoy working with children. Resumes may be sent to info@radcliffecreekschool.org.

 

​​Call us:

(410) 778-8150

​Find us: 

201 Talbot Blvd. Chestertown, MD 21620

 

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